Opportunities after graduating
The master programme Social Inequalities is a comprehensive and wide-ranging programme. It provides an introduction to a range of interdisciplinary approaches to the social scientific analysis of social inequalities. This master programme prepares you for policy, research and applied careers:
- in the government sector;
- at NGOs;
- in politics;
- in public administration;
- at social and health services
- in journalism and (human resource) management.
The programme will enable you to develop theoretical awareness of different conceptions of the meaning of inequality. It introduces you to different methods that can be applied to measure inequality, both quantitative and qualitative. In addition, this programme equips you with in-depth insight in the complex interplay between individual behaviour, family environment, organisational characteristics and social structure. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme provides you with critical, analytical and methodological skills. Thus, you are able to deploy your specialist expertise in a clear, efficient and effective manner. You will develop transferable skills in research, analysis and communication. Furthermore you develop in-depth knowledge you can apply across a range of domains and contexts.
After the completion of this master programme you will:
- have developed theoretical awareness of different conceptions of the meaning of inequality;
- be able to apply an interdisciplinary theoretical framework to analyse issues of social inequality;
- have in-depth insight in the complex interplay between individual behaviour, family environment, organisational characteristics and social structure;
- be able to assess the impact of changes on the macro level on individual life courses and outcomes;
- be able to illustrate how the institutions of welfare states and the labour market mitigate social risks while they simultaneously produce new social risk (often as unintended consequences);
- have critical, analytical and methodological skills with which you can deploy your specialist expertise in a clear, efficient and effective manner;
- have transferable skills in research, analysis and communication, as well as in-depth knowledge that can be applied across a range of domains and contexts.
I also appreciated the empirical and policy-oriented character of the master. I felt it prepared me well for a job in the labour market.
Once I started the master, it became apparent that social inequality is everywhere (..). From that moment on, I never looked at the world the same way again.